I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
Men are Moved by two levers only: fear and self interest
Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
I never expect men to give us liberty. No, women, we are not worth it until we take it.
Law describes the way things would work if men were angels.
I don't think marriage is a civil right, but I think that being able to transfer property is a civil right.
It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.
It has been said that Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.
An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off; it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead.
Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.
Fascism is capitalism in decay.
The more you can increase fear of drugs and crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all the people.
If given the choice between Righteousness and Peace, I choose Righteousness.